My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism Photo Competition

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This photo competition is to expose the visions of young women of the world they live in. The competition seeks images that make a creative and powerful statement on the theme of ‘21st Century Feminism’. The theme is open to individual interpretation but clear description of the photograph must be included with each entry.



  • 20 final entries will be displayed in a high-profile exhibition to be held opened on 15 October 2010 in Brussels.
  • The exhibition of winning entries may be displayed in various locations across Europe in 2010-2011.
  • The 20 finalist entries will be published in a full-colour brochure which will be widely disseminated among European, national and international policy-makers and EWL partners. This publication will also be available in digital format and published on EWL and partner websites.
  • The judges will select one winning entry, to be displayed on the cover of the brochure.

All valid applications will be judged by a panel of judges on the basis of the following criteria: creativity, originality, composition, technical ability, interpretation of the brief, gender sensitivity, ability to raise awareness on women’s rights in Europe.

Maximum 3 entries are permitted per person. A shortlist of 40 entries will be published on on or before 31 August 2010. The shortlisted candidates will be notified by e-mail, and requested to send a high-definition copy of their image on a CD to the EWL Secretariat in Brussels within 15 days. Those whose submissions are unsuccessful will not receive any notification.

To enter the Competition, you must e-mail your name, country of residence, chosen image (in attachment) and brief description of the image (maximum 1000 characters) in any of the official EU languages (see list here) to In the subject box, please paste: ‘ENTRY TO EWL PHOTO COMPETITION’.

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